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  • Looking for Online Certification Program for Bioinformatics

    Are you planning to attend some online class for certification in Bioinformatics? Do you wish to know the details? Please follow this thread.

    Basically, I am a BSC student and am pursuing a degree from Hansraj College, Delhi. Someone is suggesting me to do Online Bioinformatics Certification Program. Is it worth enrolling on that course? If you know someone who has done this course or have any first-hand experience about this course and its other details including whether it would be of additional help to me, I request your guidance. Thanks in advance!
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  • Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary subject. The applications of Biological information, tools of computer science, mathematics and statistics are combined in this course. There are certificate courses, diploma courses, degree courses and post-graduation courses. A student who completed the 12th class can go for a certification course or diploma course or degree course.

    There are various research opportunities in this field in different private and public universities. The
    fee structure may vary from INR 10,000 to INR 5 Lakhs, based on different specializations and institutions.

    The Certificate Programs are available online also. Different courses like Bioinformatics, Genomic Data Science etc. are available in this program.

    The following will be taught in these courses.
    1. Integrate biological concepts with information technologies
    2. The theoretical and computational methodologies relevant to the mining of information from large datasets
    3. Combine theory and practice to solve research problems
    4. Manipulate data on a computer and understand the algorithms

    This is a very good subject with a very high scope for career development. Definitely, you can think of doing this certification course. I suggest you visit for full information about this subject.

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  • Bioinformatics is application of computer science and statistical tools into the domain of biology or we can say that it is combination of biology with information technology which is supported by analysing tools of statistics.

    It is newly emerging area of study and has enough scope but it requires good knowledge of the subject matter and deep analytical skills. If we talk about courses available for this field is then the courses ranges from diploma certifications to masters and even doctorate degrees. It depend on the candidate and hence as you aspires for online course and already pursuing a graduation course with regular college then certification is the most preferable.

    There are various platforms which are providing course. You can take demo lectures at those platforms and even platforms like edx offers whole time learning for free which I recommend as the best. As you can gain knowledge from there and after that if you feels like its certification is good for your job prospective then you can even apply for certification from the course which is from some university with which such platforms are in collaboration with.

    It is a course which deals with biological studies(genetic study) using softwares and other tools so if you are comfortable with computer softwares and have knack for statistics then it would be going easier.

  • Bioinformatics deals with the databases enabling scientists to submit, search and analyse the information in the different related fields. The subject would provide you useful knowledge and information relating to medical use of such methods producing huge data sets which could be difficult otherwise. We can undertake sequencing of human genomes with its extensive study. If pursuing for the research work, it cannot be done alone with the information of Biology. It requires the synthesis of Biology, Pharmaceuticals, Medicines and Agriculture.
    In respect of genetic disease and medical genomics, there is wide scope of Bioinformatics.
    Hence in your case, it would be absolutely safe to take up certification programme in Bioinformatics.
    While going through this certification, you will have the following advantages -
    1) You will get job opportunities in the different pharmaceuticals with the job responsibilities in the following areas such as -
    1) Molecular Moderator
    2) Bio Mechanics
    3) Database Programmer
    4) Research Scientist
    5) Biostatistician etc
    2) You can undertake Research- work relating to genes.
    3) You can take up your higher education in this area with the following institutions subject to clearance of their eligibility criteria such as Birla Institute of Technology, Meshra, Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamilnadu, Institute of Bioinformatics, Bengaluru, Madurai Kamaraj University etc.

  • Bioinformatics is the branch of science in which computer is used for the acquisition, management and analysis of biological information. If you are interested to join an online certificate course in bioinformatics then you can join it. For joining it, you should have passed class 12th with a minimum of 50% marks in the PCM or PCB group. This subject includes different courses such as Computational Biology, Genetics, Genomics etc. There is a wide scope of this subject. It is used in various field like agriculture, industry, food technology etc. You can get job in various field which are as follows:-
    1. Research field
    2. Pharmaceutical company
    3. Biomedicine
    After completing this course, you can go for higher studies where job opportunities would be more.

  • Bioinformatics is a new field of biology, this course is made up of information technology and biotechnology. This is a specialized course. Through this, it is being used in the fields of gene discovery, genome assembly, drug design, drug discovery, protein structure alignment, protein structure prediction, etc. It is especially used in molecular biology. This is a computer technical application.

    Essential Qualification - You can get admission in it after passing 12th from the Science stream. It has growth potential in India. With this subject in graduation and post-graduation, you need to know about Microbiology, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, Maths, and Physics.

    In this, you can study B.Sc in Bioinformatics, B.Tech in Bioinformatics, B.Sc (Hons.) in Bioinformatics and BE in Bioinformatics.

    In this field, bioinformaticists analyze biological data through computer technology. Along with this, their job is to store data and also to merge data. Through this, in particular, what kind of changes are done in the genes of a plant, to find out the gene group responsible for the deadly disease, help in the preparation of medicine, etc. It is an emerging interdisciplinary research area and is increasingly used to enhance the quality of life.

    After studying in this field, you can make a career in Sequence Assembling, Sequence Analysis, Clinical Pharmacologist, Computational Chemistry. In this field, you can work in companies like Dr. Reddy Laboratories, Landsky Solutions, Innovis. Many private medical and institutes also hire professionals related to this field. They also work to improve the quality of medicines by doing research.

    Do the course from here -
    Bombay University, Mumbai
    University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
    Delhi University, New Delhi
    Jamia Millia University, New Delhi

  • Can i do Online Certification Programme in Bioinformatics Course from Future Medicine Academy? Here is the link of this course -

  • Bioinformatics is a very interesting area where a variety of biological and scientific data is amalgamated and used for analysis and prediction. This is getting more important as it has some special applications in analysis of gene variation, protein structure and function, DNA and amino acid sequences, prediction and detection of gene regulation networks etc and a lot of work is going on in thous area. After completing a certification course in Bioinformatics one can try to establish a career in this line and most of the jobs will be like creating and using software tools to store, manage, interpret, and analyse data at the basic genome level dealing with protein sequences and protein structure and function. This is a good career line for a science student.

    There are many online sites where one can go for this certification course and some of the well known are Coursera, Udemy, ISCB (International Society for Computational Biology), edX etc. Many universities in our country also have Bioinformatics program in their curriculum.

    As regards the Future Medicine Academy, as enquired by you at #163155, it also appears as one of the good sources for getting the certification and you can make detailed enquiry by filling the enquiry form in their site. There is a quick contact page where you can make your query. The programme on Bioinformatics by them includes project and internship also. There is a FAQ section in their site which is very useful about understanding about their offer.

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